Young Boy Who Lost His Life In A Crash Is Laid To Rest Saturday

September 4, 2010 Updated Sep 4, 2010 at 10:56 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 4, 2010 Updated Sep 4, 2010 at 10:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Richard Colon, the 8 year old boy who lost his life after being struck by a car in the parking lot of Tops supermarket earlier this week, was laid to rest Saturday at Holy Angels Church on Porter in Buffalo.

Thursday, Richard's father Victor Colon spoke to Eyewitness News remembering his son.

"He was a good kid, he was an angel. He didn't deserve to die like that," Colon said.

Victor told Eyewitness News that new information surfaced that claims the driver suffered from a medical condition.

"I'm not buying that,you know what I mean. I want to see some justice here for my son," said Victor.

Witnesses saw the car back into the boy and pin him against the store's wall.

"When he looked, the car was coming too fast and he tried to grab the kid but it was too late. He pinched him to the wall, went forward and come back in reverse twice," said Pedro Colon, Richard's uncle.

Richard's grandfather witnessed the horrific scene and can't erase the images from his mind. His son Pedro also Richard's uncle translated for us.

"He couldn't sleep because every time he close his eyes he just see Richie in the car against the wall."

Eyewitnesses say the driver tried to take off after the accident but was he was captured and held by customers until the police arrived. So far no charges have been filed against the driver, something the family finds hard to imagine.

"We're taking it hard. My wife is suffering a lot I am suffering a lot too my youngest is suffering a lot," said Victor.

Clusters of flowers and candles line tables in front of the Tops Supermarket on Niagara Street where a driver struck and killed 8-year-old Richard Colon in the parking lot yesterday. Richards death has devastated the family and those who didn't even know him.

"This is my second visit here this is sad," said Hazel Watson, a Tops shopper.

"It hurts cause I'm a mom too, he was a very cute boy," said Kathleen Torres a teachers aide at Frank Sedita School where the boy was preparing to enter third grade.

Eyewitnesses say the driver tried to take off after the accident but was he was captured and held by customers until the police arrived. So far no charges have been filed against the driver, something the family finds hard to imagine.

"We're taking it hard. My wife is suffering a lot I am suffering a lot too my youngest is suffering a lot," said Victor.

Shoppers and visitors to the Tops Supermarket on Niagara Street can leave donations to the family inside the store, where management have set up a fund.